Sulfuric acid supply to Conda’s phosphate business interrupted









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Itafos announced a disruption of sulfuric acid supply to Conda’s phosphate business in Idaho, United States, from Rio Tinto’s Kennecott mine in Utah, United States.

Conda meets approximately 40% of its sulfuric acid requirements from in-house produced volumes and approximately 60% from a combination of volumes received from Rio Tinto’s Kennecott mine under a long-term supply agreement. term and volumes purchased from other third party producers. On September 28, 2021, Rio Tinto announced that it had declared force majeure on copper and sulfuric acid cathode shipments from its Kennecott mine after the smelter closed on September 21, 2021 following a release of materials from molten copper. Rio Tinto is currently evaluating the work needed to safely restart foundry operations and is working closely with its customers to minimize any impact.

The company is assessing the expected overall impact of such a disruption in the sulfuric acid supply, especially if an update of its forecast for 2021 is warranted.

Read the article online at: https://www.worldfertilizer.com/phosphates/04102021/sulfuric-acid-supply-to-conda-phosphate-business-disrupted/




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